You’re not alone. If you have friends who become quiet or turn inward when they feel stressed, now is a good time to check in, listen to them for a few minutes.
This COVID-19 outbreak is changing life for everyone. You might feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated. Some people feel like it’s all they can stand, the end of the line. Here are a couple of phone numbers for you to use and share:
24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline:
Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger.
There are more numbers. All you have to do is pick up the phone and reach out. There are people who want to listen and help.
Hotlines if you need to talk to someone
If you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.
Here are additional resources available if you are in crisis:
- Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support.
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.
- California Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Find phone numbers and links to all the suicide and crisis hotlines by county in California.
- California Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 855-845-7415 for 24/7 non-emergency support.
The State of California has additional resources for teens, first responders, seniors, and more. If you or someone you know is feeling down, please use one of these resources. We will get through this pandemic together.